fix articles 120496, new vision
TTIP Attacks on Wages, the Social and the Environment (tags)
The belief that growth and prosperity for all people are promoted by free trade is as old as capitalism. This is often wonderfully represented in the model worlds of economists. But reality looks different. Specific particular interests are sold as the general interest.
TTIP: A Tranatlantic Constitution of Corporations? (tags)
TTIP, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, endangers the economy, health and food policies of countries outside the EU and the US. The Investor-State Settlement mechanism gives corporations the same status as nation states. A flood of lawsuits can be expected.
Trade: Time for a New Vision, 20pp (tags)
50 civil society groups crafted the Alternative Trade Mandate in January 2014. States should be able to protect themselves from financial deregulation, risky financial products, genetically modified corn and salmon, chlorinated chicken and Investor-State Settlement mechanisms,
Will Debunking the Exodus “Myth” be Hollywood’s Next Hit? (tags)
Hollywood’s version of “The Da Vinci Code” is out. Many Christians consider it a sacrilege. The Vatican and the Opus Dei organization are the bad guys in the flick, which claims Jesus was married to Mary Magdalene and had a child by him. Interestedly, there is also plenty of evidence that the Exodus story is a fantasy concocted by Jewish scribes. Question: Do you think Hollywood will ever do a movie debunking Israel’s claim to the lands of the Palestinians?
“Knowing is Beautiful” (tags)
As a journalist who writes about AIDS, I am endlessly amazed by the difference between the public and the private face of HIV; between what the public is told and what’s explained in the medical literature.
US Army Operated Secretly in Congo (tags)
June 17, 2001 http://allafrica.com/stories/200106170005.html